Sunday, April 03, 2005

[find] My favorite Apple II Games

Oh my. What a happy day! (and more reasons to not finish my taxes)

A Whole Lotta Apple II Games

- Download the Games (old) 5.3M zip

- The page has an index of what the games out. Pick out the ones you want. My favorites:

gms8-2 ChopLifter

ms89 LodeRunner

AppleWin Emulator
> log in: anonymous/
> binary
> get pub/apple_II/emulators/applewin/
- Unzip everything into the same directory.
- You must run the AppleWin.exe from DOS prompt.
- The emulator might take a while to "calibrate" to start. Just let it do its thing.

- Once it's started, click the "Joystick" icon on the bottom right, and change the joystick option to mouse.
- Go to your Control Panel and slow down your mouse speed to the slowest setting. Otherwise you'll be trashing your chopper.
- Click the first "disk drive" icon on the right hand bar. An "open file" box will pop up, click on the file to load, and then, click the "apple" icon to reboot the emulator
- For LodeRunner, remember the J-I-K-L keys control directions, and U-O keys dig holes.

Now, enjoy the rest of your day, feeling like you are 8 years old again!